When you do not pay attention things will slip from your grasp. It is so easy to drop what you thought you held securely in the palms of your hands. You realize as it slips away that your thoughts were not where they should have been. Your focus shifted from what is real to images in your mind.
When you do not pay attention all kinds of mistakes will happen. There is nothing more important than what you do now. For if you do not complete this step your next one will be even less so.
A mistake can, and usually does, cause harm. And just think, it only happened because you did not stay focused on what you were doing. You do have thoughts that you are not conscious of and they distract you from what you want to think about and what you are trying to do. You know this. They cause your mind to wander and you do not focus as you should. If you cannot concentrate on the task at hand, it does not hold a priority over other thoughts in your mind
What you do now is what you should focus on, that is—if you want to do it right. You can think about many things, but you can focus on only one at a time. When you try to do more you are setting yourself up to make a mistake. Just as you can see more than one thing at a time you can only focus on one.
Focus on this message to learn and when you learn to listen you will listen to learn. Can you hear me now?